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Release Digest: General, April 25, 2002

Apr 26, 2002, 05:01 (2 Talkback[s])

ALSA RC 1

[ Thanks to Auberge for this link. ]

Yesterday the first release candidate of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) was released.

The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system. ALSA has the following significant features:

  1. Efficient support for all types of audio interfaces, from consumer soundcards to professional multichannel audio interfaces.
  2. Fully modularized sound drivers.
  3. SMP and thread-safe design.
  4. User space library (alsa-lib) to simplify application programming and provide higher level functionality.
  5. Support for the older OSS API, providing binary compatibility for most OSS programs.

    ALSA is released under the GPL (GNU General Public license) and the LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License).

    We need programmers to work on low level drivers, writers to extend and improve our documentation, and application developers who choose to use ALSA as the basis for their programs. If you are interested, please subscribe to alsa-devel mailing list. We welcome all ideas!

http://www.alsa-project.org/

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AmayaGL

[ Thanks to Tk for this link. ]

AmayaGL is the first native OpenGL browser & authoring tool with a WYSIWYG interface that allows you to publish documents on the Web. With such an interface, users can easily generate HTML and XHTML pages, as well as CSS style sheets, MathML expressions, and SVG drawings (full support of SVG is not yet available, OpenGL version will give access to smooth animation). It is open source, versatile and extensible and is available on both Unix (GTK) and Win32.

http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/AmayaGL.html

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Krysalis 1.0.3

[ Thanks to Cristinel ANASTASOAIE for this link. ]

Krysalis is an open-source PHP development platform, based on the XML/XSLT core. It is inspired from Cocoon2, which proved to be smart enough to inspire us, but technologically different. We have reused a part of our PHAkt code to create the Krysalis taglib library.

Krysalis offers SOAP support to enable developers create web services easily.

Krysalis is a powerful web services platform, and we think that developers all over the world can use it for dynamic XML generation for various goals:

  • create web services
  • create dynamic XML data to feed Flash applications
  • publish dynamic content in a "fusebox" approach

We will continue to improve Krysalis to make it a real enterprise level application development framework. We will add more publishing features, allow application logic integration and reuse, and implement support for the latest information publishing technologies as UDDI and ebXML. All out efforts will be focused to provide a powerful Open Source alternative for an application server.

http://www.interakt.ro